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326

No. 115. Saint-Mars to Louvois.

Precautions for the Security and Concealment of the

Prisoners at Exiles

327

No. 116. Louvois to Saint-Mars.

Departure of Saint-Mars from Pignerol ordered to be

deferred, in order that he might receive Catinat there 328

No. 117. Louvois to Saint-Mars

329

No. 118. Louvois to Saint-Mars.

Orders for the Reception of Catinat at Pignerol

330

No. 119. Louvois to Saint-Mars

332

No. 120. Louvois to Saint-Mars

ib.

No. 121. Saint-Mars to Louvois

333

No. 122. Saint-Mars to Louvois.

Description of the Apartment and manner of Confine-

ment of the Prisoners at Exiles

334

No. 123. Saint-Mars to Louvois

336

No. 124. Saint-Mars to Louvois.

Saint-Mars is made Governor of the Islands of Saint

Margaret

337

No. 125. Saint-Mars to Louvois

338

No. 126. Saint-Mars to Louvois.

Arrival of Matthioli at the Islands of Saint Margaret . 340

.

HISTORY

OF

THE IRON MASK.

THE curiosity of the public has been now, for above a century, so much wrought upon by the mystery which has enveloped the name of the Iron Mask, (or, as the French more properly designate him, "the Man of the Iron Mask,"*) that the eagerness for discovery has thus been carried much farther than the real importance of the subject deserved. Numerous have been the papers written, and the conjectures hazarded in favour of different theories; almost all presenting, at first "L'homme au masque de fer."

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